Japan's other big box store has finally entered the retail alcohol game. Yodobashi Camera last month began selling alcoholic beverages in some of their brick and mortar shops -- looks like the Shinjuku West flagship and Yokohama Multimedia store at the moment -- as well as their online store.
The latter is particularly important since it means buyers can take advantage of the Yodobashi Xtreme delivery option, providing free same-day delivery nearly anywhere in Tokyo. This of course puts them in direct competition with the likes of Amazon Japan, Bic Camera, and Kakuyasu, who also provide same-day delivery. On the brick-and-mortar side their main antagonist will likely be Bic Camera, who over the years has built a reputation of being one of the cheapest places in Tokyo to pick buy liquor. Needless to say I expect Yodobashi will have some good promotions in 2019!
Like Bic Camera, you can use Yodobashi Points to buy alcohol. You can also earn points at a rate of 1% or 3% depending on the product.
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